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Lawrence Libations: French Kiss martini at the Jayhawker

The French Kiss martini at the Jayhawker, inside the Eldridge Hotel at 701 Massachusetts St.

The French Kiss martini at the Jayhawker, inside the Eldridge Hotel at 701 Massachusetts St.

February 3, 2013

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The French Kiss martini at the Jayhawker, inside the Eldridge Hotel at 701 Massachusetts St.

The French Kiss martini at the Jayhawker, inside the Eldridge Hotel at 701 Massachusetts St.

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If you find February better suited for curmudgeonry than romance, this probably isn’t your kind of Lawrence Libation. No problem. Go have a Scotch on the rocks and check back another month, because we’re about to make a corny connection between Valentine’s Day and a drink. It’s called the French Kiss martini. And with a deep-blush color and flavors of raspberry, pineapple and silky vanilla, it’s one romantic cocktail — perfect for the month of love.

The hard stuff: Vanilla vodka. And, if it counts as hard, raspberry liqueur.

Where it’s served: The Jayhawker, inside the Eldridge at 701 Massachusetts St. Also available at Ten, the hotel restaurant.

What it costs: $9

When it’s on special: Thursdays. All specialty martinis are half-price.

Other libations at this location: The Jayhawker advertises an award-winning wine list and no fewer than 35 more specialty martinis, many with crave-worthy food names such as Cinnamon Nut Crunch, Cherry Cheesecake, Gingersnap and Key Lime Pie. For you curmudgeons who read this anyway, if you’re sure a French Kiss isn’t in your immediate future, go for the classic Gibson — gin and dry vermouth with cocktail onions.

— Drink up. Stay classy. Don’t forget to tip your bartender. And let us know if you want to suggest a libation for this feature — email sshepherd@ljworld.com or Tweet her at Twitter.com/KCSSara. Cheers.

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